Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will be playing his 500th NHL game on Monday night as the team clashes with the Carolina Hurricanes. At 25 years and 290 days old, Wilson will become the third-youngest player and the youngest forward in franchise history to play 500 games (Scott Stevens: 24 years, 264 days; Kevin Hatcher: 25 years, 139 days).
He will be the 28th player in franchise history and the third player from 2012 NHL Draft to reach the mark (Alex Galchenyuk: 525 games; Morgan Rielly: 515 games).
The right-winger has recorded 30 points (13 goals) and a +5 rating in 45 games played thus far. Wilson has picked up 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) in his last ten games, and is on pace to surpass his career-high of 40 points (22 goals) from last season.
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He spoke to Capitals’ writer, Mike Vogel, after today’s optional morning skate, discussing his progression from a fourth-liner to a top-six forward and the impacts of players from his first year.
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By Della Young